Department of German and Russian Studies

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Established in August 2006, the Department of German and Russian Studies is the youngest department in the School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs. Our faculty consists of five full-time roster faculty and several adjunct instructors of German and Russian. Both programs offer a full range of extra-curricular activities in which students and faculty participate. We encourage you to explore the reasons for studying these languages, and please talk with us about the numerous opportunities we offer.

Department Spotlight

Spotlight PortraitStephen Della Lana
Coordinator, Cultural Vistas Summer Internship in Germany
Read this article on Professor Della Lana's successful summer internship program.

Department Highlights

Dr. Irina ErmanDr. Irina Erman
Director of Russian Studies Program
Read this interview with Dr. Erman

Department News

Sarah Dinning ’20 receives DAAD fellowship for study in Germany
Posted on 30 March 2021 | 4:04 pm
Congratulations to Class of 2020 German and Marketing Major Sarah Dinning just received a year-long fellowship from the DAAD (German Academic Exchange) to complete the second year of her masters degree International Business Studies at the Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg! Despite the pandemic and lockdown conditions in Germany, Sarah has had a great first year in […]
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Dr. Irina Erman publishes piece on “Reading Crime and Punishment during the Pandemic”
Posted on 17 December 2020 | 9:57 am
Dr. Irina Erman’s brilliant piece, “Ideas that plague us: Reading Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment during the Pandemic,” has appeared on the official blog of the North American Dostoevsky Society. Reading Crime and Punishment during the Pandemic
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Professor Maggie Miltcheva wins CofC 2020 Distinguished Adjunct Teaching Award
Posted on 19 May 2020 | 9:54 am
Congratulations to CofC Instructor of Russian, Professor Maggie Miltcheva, on receiving the College of Charleston 2020 Distinguished Adjunct Teaching Award! In the words of the Awards Committee: “The College of Charleston’s Distinguished Adjunct Faculty Teaching Award was established in 2014 and honors those adjunct faculty members who are outstanding among the College’s many exceptional teachers. […]
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